After going through a fair amount of preparation especially studying closely baysideS4’s excellent piece on much the same operation on an S4. I thought someone out there might appreciate an account of replacing the auxiliary water pump on a 2001 A6 2.7T 6-speed, with notes of a few differences and one or two alternative approaches. ..
Like many others have encountered, this crummy hose began to leak on the connector end behind the passenger side of the engine. The coupler and hose are fine, but the metal OEM clamp is garbage. The cost of replacing the entire hose assembly is ~$100 for a new OEM hose… lame. Now you probably could ..